A Home Practice for Happy, Open Hips

“Open” hips are a top priority for many yogis, and for good reason: Maintaining flexibility and stability in the hip joints is crucial for lower-back health, not to mention for cultivating overall freedom and ease in our bodies. And opening the hips can be particularly helpful when it comes to sitting comfortably for extended periods of time in meditation….

3 Health Experts on What We’ve Learned After a Year of COVID-19

Since the first COVID-19 cases in the United States were detected about a year ago, the nation and the world have come a long way in understanding the virus. Public health experts laud the development of the COVID-19 vaccines as a “Herculean effort” and a “terrific triumph.” Challenges remain in addressing misinformation and vaccine hesitancy, grappling with…

Tongue Strengthening Device May Help People with Snoring Difficulties

The FDA has approved a device worn during the day that strengthens the tongue in an effort to reduce the snoring associated with mild sleep apnea. Experts note the device does not help people with moderate or severe sleep apnea. However, they say any assistance for people with relatively minor snoring issues is welcome. If…

This Street Food From Mumbai Will Become Your New Favourite Breakfast

If you have ever been to Mumbai, you would know that the city is a foodie’s dream come true. From the chaat specialities of Chowpatty to the biryanis of Khau Galli, the city’s cuisine is a melting pot of local and foreign influences. And yet, no discussion about Mumbai’s food is complete without the mention of pav. The ubiquitous…

COVID-19 May Pose Greater Risk for People Living with HIV

A new study suggests that people living with HIV may be more likely to contract, be hospitalized, and die from the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, that causes COVID-19. The study found that through the middle of 2020, people living with HIV in New York were 43 percent more likely to receive a diagnosis of COVID-19 than…

This HAS To Be The Easiest Medu Vada Recipe You Have Ever Tried Or Seen

Hot and crispy vadas have to be one of our all-time favourite Indian snacks. Now, vadas are of many kinds yet there’s something about medu vada that has made it the most popular vadas among all South Indian vadas. This vada that looks like a desi cousin of doughnut is actually a savoury snack that is often paired with tomato chutney, coconut chutney and sambhar. You…

5 Solutions to Common Meditation Excuses + Fears

Top meditation experts debunk the most common excuses we make for not meditating. Read their inspiring advice and get over obstacles (including yourself). 1. “I don’t have time, and I don’t know how.” Wisdom: Even short stints of meditation can be transformative. Just five minutes a day can yield noticeable results, including stress reduction and increased focus, says…